Quotations from Virginia Woolf, often (but not always) linked to flowers, usually inspired by what is in bloom, and accompanied by my photos and artwork or that of friends. (Quotations are from the standard American editions: mostly the annotated Harcourt Brace series edited by Mark Hussey)
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Battle of Britain: July 11, 2015
Bunker below the terrace at Monk's House
I don't like any of the feelings war breeds: patriotism; communal &c, all sentimental and emotional parodies of our real feelings. But then, we're in for it. Every day we have our raids: at night the bloodhounds are out. I open my windows when I hear the Germans, & and the broad stalks of light rise all over the meadow feeling for them -- a strange early morning spectacle. One sees nothing but the feelers of lights. Then the drone buzz booms away, rather like a dentists drill. No invasion so far.
(D5 302) The Battle of Britain began over Sussex July 10, 1940